Waldorf Grade 2 Book Recommendations November 02 2020

Following Waldorf Grade 1 recommendations, here comes Waldorf Grade 2! Remember that books for general self-development and foundational work for teaching were offered in a previous writing. Also note that there are too many books in all these lists to presume that anyone should read them all, but knowing what books are available can help in deciding about the one or two or three books (or more!) that might prove useful as a guide both for teachers and students.

Grade two children become much more capable. Many characteristics are much like those in children of age seven but by eight-years-old, children can do a lot!  Repeating some things from Grade 1 is a good idea while introducing new things. The list has repeats for those going right to the grade of most need!
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For Curriculum Development in Waldorf Grade 2

A Journey through Time in Verse and Rhyme Heather Thomas
Active Arithmetic Henning Andersen
An English Manual Dorothy Harrer
Brother Francis Jakob Streit
Children and Nature, Making Connections George Russell
Columban Jakob Striet
Handbook for Steiner-Waldorf Class Teachers Kevin Avison, ed.
Let’s Talk and Play Jane Eliot
Math Lessons for Elementary Grades Dorothy Harrer
Nature Stories Margaret Peckham
One, Two Three! David Adams
Saint Odelia Jakob Streit
Second Grade Development, Observation, and Assessment Else Gottgens
Spelling by Hand Jeremy Herrmann
Teaching Mathematics for 1st and 2nd Grades Ernst Schuberth
Teaching with the Fables Sieglinde De Francesca
To Grow and Become Rudolf Copple, ed.
Verses and Poems and Stories to Tell Dorothy Harrer
Voyage in Song and Story Jeannette Resnick
What Animals Say to Each Other Jakob Streit
Word Mastery Primer Hugh Renwick
Willibrord Frans Lutters

For Artistic Work in Waldorf Grade 2

25 Plays David Mitchell, ed.
Bare Hand Knitting Aleshanee Akin
Basic Sculptural Modeling Hela Lowe
Creative Form Drawing Rudolf Kutzli
Creative Pathways Elizabeth Auer
Eurythmy: A Creative Force in Humanity Sylvia Bardt
Five Plays for Waldorf Festivals Richard Moore
Hawthorne Valley Harvest William Ward, ed.
Leaving Room for the Angels Reg Down
Painting at School Dick Bruin
Pedagogical Theater Arthur Pittis
Xavier Sings of His Alphabet Friends Mary Lynn Channer

For Meeting Children’s Needs in the Grade 2 Waldorf Classroom

A Healing Education Michaela Glöckler
Developing the Observing Eye Cynthia Lange
Difficult Children: There Is No Such Thing Henning Koehler and Joseph Bailey
Educating the Will Michael Howard
From Images to Thinking David Mitchell, ed.
Growing Up Healthy in a World of Digital Media Michaela Glöckler
Helping Children on Their Way Elizabeth Auer
Learning about the World through Modeling Arthur Auer
Will-Developed Intelligence Patricia Livingston and David Mitchell
Working with Anxious, Nervous, and Depressed Children Henning Koehler and Joseph Baily

Readers for Waldorf Second Graders

Big-Stamp Two Toes the Barefoot Giant Reg Down
Fee Fi Fum Arthur Pittis
King Thrushbeard Kelly Morrow
Lazy Jack Kelly Morrow
Liputto Jakob Streit
Puck the Gnome Jakob Streit
Rukia Goes to School Susan Cook
Sylvain and Jacosa Kelly Morrow
The Cricket and the Shepherd Boy, A Christmas Tale Reg Down
The Little Gnome Tender Root Jakob Streit
The Lost Lagoon Reg Down
The Prince and the Dragon Kelly Morrow
The Sun with Loving Light Stephen Bloomquist

Read Aloud Books for Waldorf Second Graders

A Donsey of Gnomes Sieglinde De Francesca
At the Back of the North Wind George MacDonald
Bambi Felix Salten
Jonathan and the Tree Gilad Goldschmidt
Little Bee Sunbeam Jakob Streit
Mary’s Little Donkey Gunhild Sehlin
Matt McFlack and His Flyaway Kite Kyra Robinov and Christina Anderson
Nine Gnome Nights Sieglinde De Francesca
Pinocchio Carlo Collodi
The King of Ireland’s Son Padraig Colum
The Old Shepherd’s Tale Christopher Nye
The Princess and Curdie George MacDonald
The Way of Gnome Sieglinde De Francesca
Thornton Burgess’s books:
      Mother West Wind’s Children
     The Burgess Animal Book for Children
     The Burgess Seashore Book for Children
     Thornton Burgess Smiling Pool Stories
The Water Babies
Charles Kingsley

Festivals in Waldorf Grade 2

Gazing into the Eyes of the Future David Tresemer
Michaelmas David Mitchell, ed.
Traditions Erica Jayasuriya
Waldorf Education: A Family Guide Pamela Fenner, ed.


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